Mu­si­cal brings to life some of the great­est songs ever writ­ten

Southport Visiter - - Theatre, Arts & Comedy -

YOU’VE Got a Friend: The Mu­sic of James Tay­lor and Ca­r­ole King comes to South­port Theatre on Fri­day, March 3, 2017.

From the cre­ators of the smash hit West End show The Si­mon & Gar­funkel Story, You’ve Got A Friend cel­e­brates two of the world’s great­est song­writ­ers of all time – James Tay­lor and Ca­r­ole King.

This mu­si­cal jour­ney in­ter­twines some of the great­est songs ever writ­ten in­clud­ing I Feel The Earth Move, Will You Still Love Me To­mor­row, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Fire & Rain, You Make Me Feel (Like A Nat­u­ral Woman) and the beau­ti­ful You’ve Got A Friend.

Two long time friends and col­lab­o­ra­tors, hit song­writer Kirsti Manna and na­tional record­ing artist Jonathan Birch­field cap­ture the essence or friend­ship through mu­sic with their dy­namic per­for­mances.

With stylis­tic com­par­isons to Ca­r­ole King and James Tay­lor, au­di­ences en­joy Kirsti’s unique artistry on pi­ano and vo­cals with Jonathan’s vel­vet toned vo­cals and gui­tar.

Kirsti and Jonathan have shared the stage with such artist’s as Brooks and Dunn, Ray Charles, Jimmy Buf­fett, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and have ap­peared on the Grand Ole Opry.

Now they are shar­ing the stage not only with each other but with the songs of their mu­si­cal men­tors.

Kirsti Manna is a Nashville-based song­writer, pub­lisher and pro­ducer who had a Bill­board No 1 smash hit with Austin, which in­tro­duced Blake Shel­don to coun­try ra­dio.

Artists such as Gretchen Wil­son, Colt Prather, Cow­boy Crush and many oth­ers have recorded Kirsti’s songs.

Kirsti is pas­sion­ate about em­pow­er­ing women and girls to find their cre­ative voice and has launched and run Song­writer Girl Camps with the mis­sion to bring to­gether girls of all ages for fo­cus on song­writ­ing, con­fi­dence build­ing and cre­ative em­pow­er­ment.

The camps have at­tracted song­writ­ers, artists, and in­dus­try pros to gain knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence. She is a vot­ing mem­ber of The Gram­mys.

Jonathan Birch­field is an all Amer­i­can singer, song­writer, gui­tarist from the foothills from North Carolina.

For more than 25 years, JB has toured as a solo artist and with his band.

He has shared the stage with Brooks and Dunn, Ed­win McCain, Mac McA­nally and Al­li­son Krauss to name a few.

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